California Institute of Technology

Caltech, the California Institute of Technology, was founded in 1891 in Pasadena, California, and is one of the world's leading educators in science and engineering. Caltech offers top-ranked undergraduate and graduate programs in six academic divisions, including Biology, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, and Engineering and Applied Science. It also operates off-campus facilities such as the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and the Palomar and Keck Observatories. Caltech's faculty and alumni have received 32 Nobel Prizes, as well as 56 National Medals of Science.